Karate classes

Training hours

Our training schedule September 2018 to May 2019 is as follows:

Senior class

Mondays 19.45 - 21.15, beginners class

Tuesdays 19.00 - 21.00, intermediate class

Thursdays 19.15 - 21.15, both groups

Location: Tervis, Sandviksgatan 6

Junior class, ages 7-13

Sundays 13.00-14.00, beginners class

Sundays 14.00 - 15.15, intermediate class

Location: Vikinga skola, Idrottsgatan 10

Junior classes starts again after summer break on Sunday September 9.

To participate in beginners classes you need to apply in advance to shotokan.vaasa@gmail.com. Limited places available! For more information you can call Linda Holm (chairman/instructor) 050 5925970.

More info about our courses below

Beginners class for seniors

Beginners class for seniors starts every year in September and February. Age limit for this class is 14.

In the beginning of the course you can train in T-shirt and sweatpants. After a few weeks you will get the option to buy a karate uniform from the organization.

In the beginners class you will learn the basics of karate, a few basic katas and the most common strikes, blocks and kicks. We will also get to know some more advanced techniques. The beginners class ends with a karate grading examination where you can earn a belt. In the first grading examination there is also a theoretical oral exam.

Junior program

Our Junior program is aimed at children and youth, ages 7 to 12, who are interested in learning the basics of karate. Karate suits children well, because we learn concentration and train for good coordination. We also learn how to respect each other.

The training sessions start with warming up and after that we begin with the karate training. We work on different things, such as strikes, blocks and kicks. When the juniors have moved forward a bit we will also include some more advanced techniques such as different kinds of self-defense. Although karate training is a serious matter, we also have fun and can play around..


Rules for everyone to follow

• No jewelry or rings are worn during training – to avoid injuries.

• Everyone arrives on time – classes start at appointed time!

• We show respect in the space we're in – no unneccessary talking during training or when the instructors are demonstrating.
• Karate techniques may be used only as self-defense outside of class! Otherwise you may be expelled from the class.

•Everyone trains at their own risk, and gets insurance if they want (injuries are rare).